Stanford assistant coach and run-game coordinator Mike Bloomgren has been promoted to offensive coordinator, the school announced Tuesday.

Bloomgren will continue to coach the offensive line in his new role, which brings the title Andrew Luck Director of Offense.

"He was the only choice,'' coach David Shaw said. "We didn't interview anybody else, and we didn't want to interview anyone else.

"Mike has done an outstanding job with our offensive line and run game, though he's more than an offensive line coach. He understands our offense and how diverse we need to be to attack defenses."

Bloomgren replaces Pep Hamilton, who left Stanford earlier this month to be reunited with Luck as the Indianapolis Colts' offensive coordinator.

Mike Sanford, who coached the Cardinal running backs last season, will take over the quarterbacks and wide receivers. Former quarterback Tavita Pritchard will coach the running backs.

  • Defensive end Takkarist McKinley is staying with his commitment to play next fall for Cal, according to Kennedy-Richmond dean of athletics Mike Bobino.

    McKinley, rated a three-star prospect by Scout.com, made a campus visit to Cal last weekend after a visit to Washington State.

    Soccer

    San Jose native Alexandre Emerson scored two second-half goals as the Earthquakes defeated the Houston Dynamo 2-0 in their preseason opener at the Kino Sports Complex in Tucson.


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    Emerson, a Quakes trialist, scored in the 56th minute and then in the 86th minute on a penalty kick. Emerson, who left San Jose at age 13 to play in Mexico, got promoted to the first team at Necaxa last season.

    Tennis

    Mardy Fish withdrew from next month's SAP Open because of ongoing heart issues. Fish, an SAP Open finalist in 2004 and '09, missed several tournaments last year because of an accelerated heartbeat. Fish, 30, reportedly underwent a heart procedure last May.

    Golf

    Michael Kim won his second straight event, tying with teammate Joel Stalter, but the top-ranked Cal men's team had its dreams of an unbeaten season end with a third-place finish at the Arizona Intercollegiate in Tucson.

    Staff writer Elliott Almond and wire services contributed to this report.